Costa-Nature theme difficulties

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orang
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Costa-Nature theme difficulties

Post by orang » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:05 am

Hi there,

I've been running a blog since almost 4 years now, I think, hardly anything changes ever, always with the Costa-Nature version 0.5 theme (serendipity version is I think 0.9 or something like it). This is all fine and it worked without any problems, but today I just changed one string in the "index.tpl" of that template, i.e. I changed a "href"-description, because I wanted to change the name of the link. So I did, loaded it up again and now the website is blank! I really don't understand this, because I didn't even get close to touching the code in any way.
In my desperation I changed the style in the administration tool and as soon as I had changed the style, the page for the administration tool got blank as well. So now, if I go to ".../serendipity_admin.php?" I get a blank page, I cannot login anymore and all this by changing literally just one word.

How is this possible and how can I solve it? Does anyone have an idea? Would be much appreciated...

Thanks
Stefan

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Re: Costa-Nature theme difficulties

Post by Don Chambers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:15 am

My guess is that you might have some erroneous code in index.tpl, though this should really not impact the back end.

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Re: Costa-Nature theme difficulties

Post by orang » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:36 am

Hi there,

Thank you for your reply.
I'm 100% sure that I didn't change any code at all.

My guess is that some settings while uploading the file, but I don't know which settings, i.e. uploading as ASCII or binary or something else. However, I don't really know what settings would be the good ones.


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Stefan

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Re: Costa-Nature theme difficulties

Post by Timbalu » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:00 am

Always upload your files in binary mode. How about upgrading serendipity doing this?
You might profit from all the benefits and bugfixes coming along the past 6 years. :wink:
If you have named your costa template with your own name in the folder and info.txt you can just proceed upgrading...(if not make a copy)
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Ian

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